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  • Dirk Nowitzki Contract Option Declined by Mavericks

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki's hefty $25 million contract option has been declined by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, though he is expected to sign a new deal and return to the Mavs for his 20th NBA season in 2017-18, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein reported the sides are "strongly considering" a two-year..." June 25

  • Report | Mavericks sign undrafted forward Johnathan Motley

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have signed undrafted forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way NBA contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. A “two-way contract” means that the player can play in both the D-League and the NBA. The 22-year-old Motley spent three years at Baylor..." June 24

  • Mavericks Will Sign Motley To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Power forward Johnathan Motley of Baylor has agreed to a two-way contract with the Mavericks, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. The two-way deal, a feature of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, permits teams to keep two extra players under their control, even if they aren’t on the..." June 24

  • How Mark Cuban Ensured That The Mavs’ NBA Draft Pick Wouldn’t Get Leaked

    Uproxx "2017’s NBA Draft night wasn’t what everyone anticipated, but it sure kept people tuned in. A blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade, some lateral moves by other teams, and a lot of misdirection made for a fun-filled night of rumors and more. As per usual for the past few seasons, The Vertical’s Adrian..." June 24

  • Re-signing Nerlens Noel Mavericks’ top off-season priority

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is a Mark Cuban owned team, you don’t think the Mavericks are going to make a serious run at a free agent come July 1? Pelicans’ point guard Jrue Holiday has long been known to be a target, but there will be others. But keeping their new core together, including restricted free agent..." June 24

  • Mavericks exercise Yogi Ferrell's team option for 2017-18

    Bleacher Report "Following an impressive rookie season, the Dallas Mavericks reportedly exercised their 2017-18 contract option on point guard Yogi Ferrell on Saturday. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported the news, with Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com confirming the report and noting Ferrell will make $1.3..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Mavs, Timberwolves Discussed Rubio, Matthews

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks and Timberwolves discussed a potential trade that would have sent Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick to Dallas in exchange for Wesley Matthews and the No. 9 pick, reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. However, a source described those talks as “dead” at this point, according to MacMahon, who..." June 22

  • Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

    Larry Brown Sports "Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to..." June 21

  • Frank Ntilikina drawing interest from Knicks and now Mavericks ahead of NBA Draft

    New York Daily News "Apparently Frank Ntilikina has another committed suitor for the NBA draft. For now, that competition -- the Mavericks -- chooses after the Knicks. Vincent Collet, who is Ntilikina’s coach in France, will be on the staff of Dallas’ Summer League team, according to ESPN. What Collet’s reported..." June 20

  • Mavs Serious Contenders To Sign Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign point guard Jrue Holiday in free agency, according to Jake Fischer of SI.com (Twitter links). Fischer reports that Dallas is also a contender to sign free-agent-to-be swingman Justin Holiday, which would allow the Holiday brothers to play on..." June 14

  • Warriors consultant Steve Nash won his first NBA championship

    Hoops Hype "Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash never made it to the Finals. But as a player developmental consultant for the Warriors, he got his first title. Nash, 43, began working with Golden State in November of 2015. Steve Kerr, who is the coach of the Warriors, was the GM of the Suns from 2007 until 2010...." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Why the Mavericks are likely to opt out on the final year of Dirk Nowitzki's contract

    Sports Day "Everybody points to re-signing Nerlens Noel as the Mavericks' No. 1 priority when free agency opens on July 1. In reality, the situation with Dirk Nowitzki is more intriguing. Not because he'll be playing with anyone other than the Mavericks next season. For that matter, Noel won't be going..." June 12

  • Mark Cuban traveled to Italy to meet with prospect Ntilikina

    New York Post "Ciao, Frankie! If the Knicks pass on French League point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick, the Mavericks, sitting at No. 9, are interested in the 18-year-old stud. According to sources, the Mavericks sent out a contingent that featured busy billionaire owner Mark Cuban, general..." June 11

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • JJ Barea becomes Indios de Mayaguez head coach

    Sportando "JJ Barea starts his career as head coach. The Dallas Mavericks point guard became the head coach of Indios de Mayaguez till the end of the Puerto Rican league. Barea will replace Bobby Porrata and will try to help the team which is in last position with 7 wins and 14 losses. Barea got the..." May 30

  • ‘Multiple’ NBA teams willing to give Nerlens Noel max contract

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks better prepare to whip out some serious cash if they hope to retain soon-to-be restricted free agent center, Nerlens Noel. “A source from another NBA team (not the Mavs) tells me that there will be ‘multiple’ clubs willing to pay Noel his max once he hits the..." May 29

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Seth Curry thinks he's a better shooter than brother Stephen, but what do the numbers say?

    Sporting News "Seth Curry has laid claim to the throne sitting in the home of the First Family of Shooting. The Mavericks guard, brother of Warriors MVP Stephen and son of former Hornets 3-point ace Dell made an appearance on FS1's "Second Take" "Undisputed" on Tuesday and was posed an interesting question:..." May 23

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Mavericks Interested in Jrue Holiday

    SLAM Online "The Mavericks could potentially draft a point guard with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but the team is also keeping an eye on Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. An unrestricted free agent this summer, Holiday did not play well alongside DeMarcus Cousins following the All-Star..." May 18

  • Mark Cuban admits Dallas Mavericks tanked after missing playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Dallas Mavericks owner is at it again-and this time it could get him in trouble. Cuban admitted on The Dan Patrick Show that the Mavericks intentionally lost games after being eliminated from the NBA postseason. “Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything we could to..." May 17

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Backtracks on Dirk Nowitzki Criticism

    SLAM Online "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attempted to clarify controversial comments he made last year, when he called Dirk Nowitzki a “one-trick pony” who fell short of a “dominant career.” Kareem walked back his criticism late last week, and gave Dirk his props. The Hall of Fame center says his statements were..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Dallas looks to sign Chinese swingman Ding Yanyuhang for Summer League, maybe more

    Sports Day "Not every player signing happens solely because of the basketball end of the NBA's business. The Mavericks have put the wheels in motion to sign veteran Chinese swingman Ding Yanyuhang and have him play in their summer league and likely be on their training camp roster, president of basketball..." May 13

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Abdul-Jabbar finally regrets referring to Nowitzki as a “one-trick pony”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It took over a year and apparently a lot of soul-searching. But superstar center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has finally regretted calling Dallas Mavericks superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki as a “one-trick pony.” Abdul-Jabbar made the controversy comment about Nowitzki during a February 2016 interview at..." May 11

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Devin Harris’ future with Dallas Mavericks remains uncertain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "With his future in Dallas clouded with uncertainties, Devin Harris realizes he may have played his last game with the Mavericks. But the veteran guard won’t listen to his gut to get any signs on whether he’ll have to pack his bags and play elsewhere next season. “I tend to not follow my gut,..." April 18

  • Nowitzki wants to play for Mavericks until very end, rebuild or not

    Sports Day "Through good times and bad, Dirk Nowitzki is the Mavericks' icon. And by his reckoning, being there in the stormy times -- and this rebuilding season was 50 shades of rough -- is just as important as when the sun shines brightly. "Hey, if you're going with a team like I have so long, if..." April 15

  • Why this offseason is biggest of Nerlens Noel's career; 'there's a lot to be excited for'

    Sports Day "Nerlens Noel wore a Boston Red Sox cap, but everything he said Thursday while addressing reporters for the last time this season strongly indicated that his NBA heart is in Dallas. That is important because Noel, who turned 23 on Monday, is eligible to become a restricted free agent this..." April 15

  • Grizzlies, with eyes on playoffs, fall to Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A year ago, the Memphis Grizzlies literally limped into the playoffs. So this year, a virtual no-count 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the last game of the season wasn't about to bring them down. "In Memphis, it's our time to show what we got," said point guard Mike..." April 13

  • Dirk to return for 20th NBA season, open to possibly playing a 21st

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big German will be gracing us with his presence for at least another year. Addressing the media on Thursday after the Dallas Mavericks’ season finale the night before, 13-time All-Star big man Dirk Nowitzki said that he will “definitely” be returning to the Mavs next season for his 20th NBA..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Nuggets top Mavs with Romo on Dallas bench

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The biggest cheer during an otherwise meaningless Tuesday night affair between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets took place late in the fourth quarter as the guy sitting at the end of the bench stood up and starting walking to the scorer's table. Welcome to the NBA, Tony..." April 12

  • Mavericks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball " The Dallas Mavericks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off waivers. Liggins has a non-guaranteed deal for the 17-18 season." April 12

  • Report: Silver stopped Mavs from playing Romo by refusing to honor contract

    ESPN "If Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had his way, Tony Romo would not only have dressed for Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, he would have found his way into the game. When he approached NBA commissioner Adam Silver with the idea, Cuban said, "I told him what I was going to do..." April 12

  • Nuggets offficial on Tony Romo suiting up: ‘They’re making a mockery of the sport’

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be in uniform and participate in pre-game activities as the Dallas Mavericks close up their season Tuesday night. It’s the Mavericks’ way of paying homage to one of the most popular sports figures in Dallas after Romo himself “retired” from the..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki likes Mavericks’ approach to evaluating young talent

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the losses keep piling up by the game, forward Dirk Nowitzki understands why the Dallas Mavericks have recently given more minutes to their younger players. Entering Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. contest at American Airlines Center against the Denver Nuggets, the Mavericks are 32-48 overall, 1-8 in..." April 11

  • Suns topple Mavericks to win final home game of season

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the wins are meaningless but the experience is invaluable. T.J. Warren and Devin Booker scored 21 points each and the Suns closed out the home portion of their schedule with a 124-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Warren made all eight of his..." April 09

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